You Only Need 4 Ingredients for This Stovetop Mac and Cheese

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The next time a craving for macaroni and cheese hits (which, let’s be honest, is all the time), skip the boxed stuff and make this stovetop recipe instead. You only need four ingredients to whip up this creamy, comforting classic.

Now, purists may say this isn’t technically mac and cheese — it’s lacking the traditional béchamel sauce, and it’s not baked with breadcrumbs on top — but if you want something that comes together quickly, this no-fuss version is perfect. With only four ingredients (dried pasta, heavy cream, cheddar, and Parmesan), it really doesn’t get much easier than this stovetop recipe.

And while I’m sure it’s delicious on its own, the author suggests serving the mac and cheese with peas for some veggie power and a drizzle of Sriracha for a little kick.

I know what I’m making for dinner tonight.

Get the Recipe: 4-Ingredient Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese from The Modern Proper